Creative Life Works

Creative Workshops and Training for Modern Life

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Forthcoming Workshops and Events

In Step With The Seasons: A series of creative writing workshops to explore and connect with change through the year


These workshops can be attended as a series or individually.  Their overarching themes are those of change and potential.  They aim to deliver a moment in your year when you can stop, reflect and contemplate through creative writing how the turn of the seasons affect you emotionally and physically.  In each workshop using creative prompts that will move you through the cycle of ‘self, others, world, self’ we will offer the opportunity to explore, reflect and celebrate your responses to the seasons.


No previous creative writing experience is necessary.


£65 per individual workshop.

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Autumn

               Saturday 16th September 2017     10am - 4pm   ONCA Gallery, Brighton

Essence of winter sleep is on the night,

The scent of apples…

                  Robert Frost, “After Apple Picking”

 

Autumn Equinox – low hanging fruit or hard to reach blackberries? 

In this workshop we will encourage you to step out of your normal writing routines, to reap the riches of your words by finding new forms of storing them on the page.


Eventbrite - In Step with The Seasons: AUTUMN
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Winter

 Saturday 2nd December 2017     10am - 4pm   ONCA Gallery, Brighton

Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,

now you are uncurled and cover our eyes

with the edge of winter sky

leaning over us in icy stars.

                        Annie Finch, “Winter Solstice Chant”

 

Winter Solstice – are you a hibernator or do you embrace the colder days and longer nights?  Is this a time of dynamic change or a hunkering down?  However you get through winter, in northern latitudes, the solstice is an important marker of ‘potential’ and a time to revere light.  This workshop will give you an opportunity to write about your experience of light and dark, of ‘drawing in’ and of the promise of new beginnings.



Eventbrite - In Step with The Seasons: WINTER
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Spring

DATE TBC for 2018


A light exists in Spring

A color stands abroad

On solitary hills

That science cannot overtake

But human nature feels.

Emily Dickinson, "A Light Exists in Spring"

  

Spring Equinox – what better time to re-engage with your creativity and fertile imagination.  Through creative prompts and writing, this workshop will encourage you to contemplate the earth’s tilt towards the sun, movement into longer days and the promise of emergence and renewing energy


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Summer

DATE TBC for 2018

The Saturday morning meadowlark

came in from high up

with her song gliding into tall grass

still singing.

                                    Jim Harrison, “Solstice Litany”

 

Summer Solstice – the dawn chorus is at its most intense the lighter evenings reach their peak.  We seem to be suspended on that point of summer’s fullness.  In this workshop the writing activities will reflect the sense of being at the height of summer yet on the cusp of change and what that means for us physically and psychologically.

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